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This Woman is Making History Securing Federal Funding to Preserve Jazz, Blues and R&B Music in Public Schools

Anita Dixon, founder of Sage Consultants

Kansas City, MO — Just recently, the Department of Labor recognized musicians as an apprenticeable occupation for the first time in the history of America and there is one woman […]

Woman Serving 51 Years in Prison For Killing a Man Who Tried to Rape Her When She Was 16

Cyntoia Brown

Nationwide — Cyntoia Brown, a woman from Tennessee who was 16-years old when she killed a 43-year-old man who solicited her for sex, must serve at least 51 years in […]

New Black History Trivia Book Features 2,000 Questions and Answers About African American Heritage

Ultimate Black History Trivia Book by Curtis Claytor

Nationwide — The Ultimate Black History Trivia Book by Curtis Claytor has two thousand multiple choice questions and answers in four categories: History; Music; Sports; Television, Arts & Literature! Most of us […]

The Origins of Black Music Revealed in New Book, "Black American History, From Plantations to Rap Culture"

Black American History by Pascal Archime

Nationwide — The new book Black American History, from Plantations to Rap Culture is a must-read for readers who may have an avid interest in the origins of Black music in […]

Tyler Perry Drops Over $430K to Pay Off Customers' Layaway Items in Atlanta

Tyler Perry

Atlanta, GA — Filmmaker and actor Tyler Perry has shown his generosity once again. This time, he decided to write checks to two local Walmart stores to pay off outstanding […]

5 Black Female Fashion Bloggers You Should Know About

Black Female Fashion Bloggers

Nationwide — Many women speak the language of shoes and handbags, but there are a select few who are talented enough to make a living doing it. Top black fashion […]

Black Entrepreneur Invents Hair Styling Tool For Women With Natural Hair

Michelle Johnson, founder of Amtu Hair and Art Tool

Nationwide — Michelle Johnson (Amtu) is the CEO & Founder of Amtu Hair Art & Tools, a product design company which specializes in hair accessories and styling tools. Their latest […]

PHEN and AARP Georgia Team Up to Bring “Daddy’s Boys” Stage Play to Riverside EpiCenter in Atlanta on January 12th

Daddy's Boys Stage Play

Two free performances will be offered at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Nationwide — Building on the success and rave reviews of its 2018 performances, the Prostate Health Education Network […]

Black Women Will Soon Have Their Very Own Spa That Offers "Sistah Self Care"

Charmayne Thompson, owner of Body Soul and Spirit Spa

While black women breakthrough barriers every day when it comes to employment and other kinds of success, studies show general health is an area where many are lacking. Inspired by […]

Black Woman Entrepreneur Launches New Internet Radio Station That Plays All Types of Genres of Music

Black-owned Radio Station

New York, NY — J. Reid, an African American entrepreneur and producer, has launched WGLR-DB Get Live Radio – a brand new Internet radio station intent on bringing nothing but […]

African American Father Uses Psychological Trick to Make His Children Successful

Maceo Smedly, author of Why Are You So Smart?

Nationwide — Maceo Smedley, the father of Maceo Smedley III, a young actor who has stared in hit show such as Underground and Netflix’s All About the Washingtons, reveals his […]

Christian Reggae Rapper Releases Heart-Wrenching Book for Sexual Abuse Survivors

Speak Up Child by Tyrone Short

For young girls who lose their innocence in violation, this book is designed to encourage victims to speak up. Nationwide — Within the pages of Tyrone Short’s book, Speak Up […]

5 New & Emerging Black Artists to Watch in 2019

New and Emerging Black Artists

Nationwide — Social media has redefined the art world by making it easier than ever for artists to share and sell their work. However, many new black artists still go […]

6 Black-Owned Fashion Brands to Shop

Black-owned fashion brands

Nationwide — Black-owned fashion brands are an up-and-coming enterprise. With the help of social media, more and more unique clothing lines are popping up on famous individuals. Plenty of stars […]'s New Membership Features Allow Members to Help Create Black History

Black History Figures has enabled crowdsourcing of content from its members. Visit to join now and help create our own history! Boston, MA —, the Internet’s longest running data-driven website […]

Award-Winning Author Releases New Children’s Book About the Fun in Learning

Jermiko Thomas, author of An Adventure With STEM

Utica, NY — A new children’s book will be launching this month titled, An Adventure With STEM, and will be available for purchase through Amazon and Kindle. The book is […]

Master P and His Family Host 20th Annual "Feeding Our People" Thanksgiving Event

Master P and Romeo hosting Thanksgiving Dinner

New Orleans, LA — The Millers have been feeding families in the City of Compton for over twenty years. Their family slogan is: “We all we got.”

"Three Times a Lady" -- Black Stage Play Returns to the Miracle By Popular Demand!

Three Times a Lady by Gloria Morrow

Los Angeles, CA — Dr. Gloria Morrow’s Three Times a Lady is returning to The Miracle Theater in Inglewood, CA after a run in August 2018. Dr. Gloria is the playwright […]

First Black-Owned Sneaker Company of Its Kind Gearing Up for the Biggest Shopping Season of the Year

Founders of

Atlanta-based company now offering 35% off Black Friday sale and special Cyber Monday discounts Atlanta, GA — With the holiday shopping season about to go into full swing, consumers and […]

‘Becoming’: An Honest Telling of Michelle Obama’s Story

Michelle Obama book signing

Nationwide — On November 13, in the wake of Michelle Obama’s book release, Barack Obama tweeted these kind words: “Of course, Michelle Obama is my wife, so I’m a little […]

Introducing Rising Young Female MC on the Come Up


Dallas, TX — The South has already gotten a taste of what Dejah can do, and with her explosive new track “That Girl” she solidifies her place in the independent […]

Black Women Come Together to Get Refreshed, Renewed and Recalibrated with Legendary Leader Vashti McKenzi

Vashti McKenzie on Speakers Magazine

Nationwide — Vashti M. McKenzie created The SELAH Leadership Encounter for Women 2018. This event, in its second year, gathers women leaders from all facets of life and brings them […]

Support Black-Owned Toy Companies

Black-owned toys and dolls

Nationwide — Encourage your child’s imagination while boosting self-esteem, rousing self-awareness, and celebrating African heritage and culture with toys from these top Black-owned toy companies. From EthiDolls to Paddlefoot Dolls […] is an Exciting New Media Platform Designed Specifically For Black People to Connect With Each Other

Black women connecting and networking

Charlotte, NC — Don’t wait until the next unarmed Black man is killed by racist cops or the next racially insensitive advertisement from corporations to start talking about having our […]

Meet Lewis T. Powell, an Award-Winning Actor/Director and Celebrity Master Barber

Lewis T. Powell, actor and director

Nationwide — Lewis T. Powell is a celebrated celebrity master barber, award-winning actor, director, producer, and screen writer. Marking his 15th year in Hollywood Lewis, originally a native of Washington, […]

The African Diaspora International Film Festival to Celebrate Its 26th Anniversary With 61 Films From 40 Countries

2018 African Diaspora International Film Festival

The event will be held in New York City from Friday, November 23 to Sunday, December 9, 2018 New York, NY — The African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) celebrates […]

Congressional Black Caucus Veterans Braintrust Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary

Veterans Braintrust Congressional Black Caucus 30th Anniversary

Nationwide — The Veterans Braintrust for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) celebrated it’s 30th anniversary forum which focused on the dual themes of ‘Lessons Learned,’ and ‘Moving Forward.’

First Black NHL Player Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame

Willie O'Ree, first Black NHL player

Nationwide — William O’Bree, the first African-American player to play in the National Hockey League, was recently inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, nearly six decades since he joined […]

UMC - Urban Movie Channel to Premiere New Family Dramedy Film, "Nothing Like Thanksgiving"

Nothing Like Thanksgiving

Starring William L. Johnson (Blue Hill Avenue), Tiffany Addison (Chicago Med), Darrin Henson (Stomp the Yard), Dawn Halfkenny (Saints & Sinners) and Richard Gallion (The Ideal Husband) Film Premieres Thanksgiving […]

Master P's Family Vim Comics "Eyes of ESCA" Best New Characters at Comic-Con 2018

Master P and his family presents Vim Comics

Nationwide — The Miller family reveals Vim Comics new superhero characters, comic books and movie Eyes of Esca, one of the fan-favorite moments of L.A. Comic-Con 2018. Master P’s son […]

Black Author/Poet L.D. Jones Releases Her Latest Collection of 40 Marriage Proposals Poems

Marriage Proposal Poems by LD Jones

Nationwide — After the success of Poetry for All Walks Of Life, Everyday Poetry for Everyday People and Poems All About Love, L.D. Jones has released her 4th collection of […]

America's Most Talented Black Entertainer/ Comedian is Leaving the Comedy Clubs and Headed For Concert Stages!

Here I Am, Jay Lamont, CD EP Project

Duo Threat — Jammin Jay Lamont By Night and Recording Artist Jay Lamont By Day — Has Completed His New Comedy Video and Music EP Projects! Nationwide — Jammin Jay […]

Meet the HBCU Graduate Who Recently Co-Hosted Elizabeth City State University’s 50th Golden Class Reunion for the Class of 1968

Trequita Overton, co-host of the ECSU Golden Class Reunion For the Class of 1968

Nationwide — Elizabeth City North Carolina’s own Trequita Overton, ECSU 1999, Interim President, Atlanta Metro Alumni Chapter 2018, along with “Mr. Talk” Otis R. Strong III, ’76 recently hosted the […]

Black-Owned Toy Company Introduces First Ever Series of African American Mermaid Princess Dolls

African American mermaid princess dolls

Nationwide — Just in time for #BlackGirlsRock, #BlackGirlMagic, and every other hashtag that celebrates Black women, one Black-owned toy company has just released what they are calling the first ever […]

So, Here's the Thing About Young Black Girls Who Only Play With White Dolls...

African American girls playing with white dolls

Nationwide — Research confirms that brown skin girls that only play with white dolls often grow up thinking that being “white” is beautiful, and that being “black” or “brown” is […]

‘The Outdoorsman,’ a Love Story Starring Sasheer Zamata, Premieres in Los Angeles on November 2nd, Followed by iTunes Release on November 20th

The Outdoorman film

“This was nice to do a role where I was funny, but that wasn’t the point of why I was there. You get to see more range. You get to […]

“Therapy” Original Soundtrack Featuring New Artist, Barachi, Could Win a Grammy Award For “Best R&B Album of the Year”


Album producer Lindsay Guion is best known for his work with D’Angelo and Ginuwine Nationwide — Barachi represents the point in the horizon where the future soul kisses the past. […]

In New Book "Circle of Stone," Determined African Americans Fight Racial Oppression Using Clever Tactics!

Circle of Stone by Verne Jackson

Nationwide — Tired. Just tired. The Black community of small West Steward, Arkansas was just tired of living with fear every single day. Tired of the daily insults, physical abuse, […]

United Nations Chapter in Florida to Honor Give and Save 365 for Eradicating Poverty

Laurick Ingram, the Give and Save Guy

“The Give and Save” Guy receives the 2018 Award for creating prosperity through philanthropy $1 dollar at a time Miami/ Fort Lauderdale, FL — The Broward County Chapter of the […]

Afrizar Marketplace is the Largest Online Platform Offering Authentic African Products

Afrizar authentic African products

Los Angeles, CA — Afrizar, the online African marketplace offering authentic made-in-Africa products, was launched in 2017. Since then, hundreds of merchants and artisans from all over the world have […]

Black Filmmakers Garner Special Recognition at 2018 MPAC Film Festival

Black filmmakers at MPAC Film Festival

Winners in 12 categories include films from California, Florida, Texas, Utah, Belgium, Iran Houston, TX — The independent film David, a suspense/thriller dealing with addiction by Lakisha Lemons of LL […]

New Documentary Film, "Ask Me How I Feel," Tells the Life Story of Blues Singer Frank Bey

Nationwide — The vision for “Ask Me How I Feel” was born in Philadelphia, PA in February 2016 when filmmakers Marie Hinson and Thomas Daniel Dwyer met Frank Bey and […]

Hip Hop Pioneers Appear in New Movie About the History of the Hip-Hop Music Scene in Harlem

True Harlem Hip Hop Story: Mike N Dave

The film, “True Harlem Hip Hop Story: Mike N Dave,” tells the story of Mike and Dave Thomas who were the first independent Hip Hop promoters in Harlem and Manhattan, […]

Super producer and rapper, best known as a founding member of the Black Eyed Peas, is the founder of the I.Am.Angel Foundation, which provides future visionaries, leaders and innovators […]

Black Actors to Pay Tribute to Prolific Songwriter Jessie Mae Robinson

Actor starring in Jessie Mae Robinson tribute

William Allen Young, Dorian Holley, Terry Steele, Marva Smith and Mike “Kidd Funkadelic” Hampton lead sensational tribute to prolific songwriter Jessie Mae Robinson Celebration honors the known and rare works […]

Brothers Bring Unique Black Perspectives to Comics, Manga, and Books

Justin and Terry Raimen, founders of BlackStreak Entertainment

Nationwide — Justin and Terry L. Raimey (A.K.A. the Black Streak Bros) are bringing their unique Black perspectives to the comics, books, graphic novels, art work, and games they develop […]

Meet the Black Woman Organizing the World's Largest Afro Diaspora Dance Experience

Moiika Stanley, CEO of Wan Move Diaspora

Moiika Stanley, CEO of Wan Move Diaspora is behind the charge to bring together 41 countries for the world’s largest Afro Diaspora Dance Experience Los Angeles, CA — Moiika Stanley, […]

Raye Mitchell, Esq. Honored at the Annual Book Publicists of Southern California Annual Awards

Dr. Raye Mitchell

Health and wellness advocate’s work, “The Sculpting Life Above Average” series, wins Best Empowerment Book Series Los Angeles, CA — Author Raye Mitchell, Esq. receives the prestigious Irwin Award at […]

HBCU Homecoming Queen of 50 Years Ago to Make “Golden” Appearance at Elizabeth City State University’s Class of '68 Reunion

Ingrid East Dildy Class of '68 at Elizabeth City State University

Elizabeth City, NC — The Elizabeth City State College (ECSC) class of 1968 will make a historic return during their widely anticipated annual Homecoming Weekend, October 26-28, 2018. Trequita Overton […]

Black-Owned Firm Launches Unique Backpack Dolls For African American Girls

African American backpack dolls for girls

Nationwide — Young Black girls can now enjoy playing with a very unique toy that reflects what they look like. A new collection, called Toys Like Me™, features cute dolls […]

Dwyane Wade Partners With Spades Royale

Dwayne Wade Spades Royale

NBA Champion connects passion with partnership in social gaming app. New York, NY — Dwyane Wade has entered into a partnership with a new mobile app called Spades Royale, a […]

Telling Stories Through Neckties to Empower Black Youth to Greatness

Derrick Hayes, the Entietainer

Nationwide — Derrick Hayes, from Columbus, Georgia, is an encouragement speaker that is internationally known for having the unique talent of turning names and words into positive messages within seconds […]

African American Poet, Janet Autherine, Releases New Book With Poems That Explore the Heart of Today’s Woman

Janet Autherine, author of Wild Heart, Peaceful Soul

Orlando, FL — Words have long been regarded as a means to wellness. In moments of crisis and frustration, a phone call from sister-friends and family can serve as a […]

Black Entrepreneur Launches New Beauty App That Allows You to Live Like a Celebrity Stylist

Eric Warner, founder of the StyleTrail beauty app

StyleTrail will help streamline the hiring process for the beauty industry. Baltimore, MD — StyleTrail, an online web & mobile marketplace launching this year, intends to be the #1 Staffing […]

Two New Black History Express Apps Released For 20-Year Anniversary of Quikthinking Software

Hugh Smith, President of QuikThinking Software

Cherry Hill, NJ — Hugh Smith, President of Quikthinking Software, today announced the launch of two new Android apps, Black History Express and Black History Quotes Express.

The DMV Prepares for a Night of African Royalty, High Fashion & Natural Hair Artistry at When Hair Meets Fashion, Oct. 6th

When Hair Meets Fashion

Washington, DC — Loc Lov, DC’s award-winning hair salon specializing in natural hair care and elegant loc artistry, will host When Hair Meets Fashion, a charity runway show that will […]

Meet the Black Family From Illinois Who Just Paid Off $330K in Debt Within 5 Years!

Talaat and Tai McNeely and their kids

Tinley Park, IL — A couple from Illinois have successfully paid off their $330,000 debt in just 5 years, and many are wondering how they managed to be debt-free in […]

Ghana to Launch Year Long Marketing and Reunification Initiative Marking 400-Year Anniversary

Black Star Square (Independence Square) in Ghana

Washington, DC — Following a successful launch of the inaugural Back2Africa Festival in February 2018 and the Ghana Tourism US East Coast Visit in March 2018 with The Adinkra Group […]

Fans Unite to Tell Stories of Prince in the First-of-Its-Kind Anthology

Prince Purple Rain Concert

Author invites Prince fans to submit their stories and experiences with the legendary artist! Dayton, OH — A call for submissions is open for Delirious: Everyday People and Their Stories […]

NBA star Derrick Rose is very passionate about embodying a legacy that will empower the next generation to pursue greatness. For this reason, he has launched a scholarship program called […]

ESSENCE, which is Black-owned again, is hiring with several lucrative job openings! Known for producing it’s premiere lifestyle, fashion and beauty magazine for African-American women, the NYC-based company also produces […]

What If Movie Icons Wore African Fashion?

Reimagining Audrey Hepburn

Los Angeles, CA — Just in time for New York (and Harlem) Fashion week, The Africa Channel launches a 10-part digital series that asks a simple yet compelling question, “What […]

Man Accused of Sending Toddler Inside Vending Machine to Steal Electronics

Antony Helsinki, father caught on camera sending his child to steal in a vending machine

Salem, NH — A man was caught on camera allegedly using his child to steal prizes out of a vending machine game at a mall. The man, identified as Anthony […]

Curvify, Why Every Black Woman Wants a Pair of These Jeans!

Curvify Jeans

Forget bulky padding and costly implants! These butt-lifting jeans give your booty a natural boost. You’ll have a sexier, perkier butt – without spending hours at the gym! Nationwide — […]